Planning a corporate party in the city and not sure where to start? Well, first things first is location, and it doesn’t come much better than Waterloo. Below you will find our hand-picked selection of top venues in and around the area that would all form the perfect setting for just such an occasion.
At Victorian Loft you can expect to find exactly what the name implies. This stunning loft space has all the charm that comes from authentic period features, including a vaulted ceiling, beams and extensive exposed brickwork. This warmth and distinct sense of character not only make the space welcoming but help to establish a great atmosphere for the occasion. Contrasting with the heritage of the space itself are the modern conveniences, which include Wi-Fi, top audio-visual equipment and Smart plasma TVs, making it easy to see why this has become such a popular offering within the corporate world.
Lumiere London is found directly adjacent to Victorian Loft and the two can actually be combined if you need the additional space, but that is not to say that Lumiere is an afterthought, as it is in fact an equally appealing offering in its own right. Though there is still plenty of character courtesy of the visually striking ceiling, Lumiere is a decidedly more contemporary space. Also coming complete with all sorts of great facilities that ensure a seamless and hassle free event, the highly trained personnel pride themselves on working alongside you to bring your party to life.
The Imperial War Museum London is based within a stunning Grade II listed building, meaning that hosting an event here really is like stepping into a little slice of London’s past. The possibilities are practically endless, with a plethora of different spaces at your disposal, including – but not limited to – meeting spaces, boardrooms, a cinema, a private dining room, a rooftop terrace and the breath-taking main Atrium. This means that be it a small intimate gathering in a private room or a vast, bustling party for more than 1000 guests you had in mind, IWM London can meet your needs.
The Balcony Room sits in quite possibly one of the most enviable locations in all of London. As if being situated on the top floor, above a bar and restaurant, right next to the iconic Globe Theatre wasn’t enough, it is also right by the banks of the River Thames and as such, boasts stunning views out across the water, including a spectacular perspective of St Paul’s Cathedral. The modern interior space can be styled to suit your own particular tastes but the French doors always ensure there is plenty of natural light. These also open out onto the private balcony that gives the venue its name and provides the best spot to take in that view.
Flooded with plenty of natural daylight courtesy of the full-length windows during the day and softly lit with mood lighting by night, Camino Bankside has a range of different spaces you can utilise. These include the main Feast Room, where you can drink, dine and entertain your guests, the Jammon counter which is an ideal chill-out space, the private room on the mezzanine for a more intimate soiree, and the south-facing outdoor terrace ensuring you can make the most of any nice weather you may be lucky enough to catch. In terms of getting there, nearby transport links include Southwark and London Bridge.
Also found close to the Thames and yet offering a whole different perspective, Underglobe is a hidden gem that as the name may imply, is quite literally tucked beneath the Globe Theatre. The secretive and exclusive feel belies the vast amount of space you can expect to find here, with a generous maximum capacity of up to 450 on offer. Arrive through the riverside entrance, enjoy welcoming drinks on the mezzanine and browse the popular Shakespearean exhibition before descending the sweeping staircase to enter the venue’s main event space, which comes complete with high ceilings, a purpose built stage, built-in lighting and top AV equipment.